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Tamworth Sled Dog Race to run Jan. 26 and 27

January 17, 2019
TAMWORTH — The annual Tamworth Sled Dog Race will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27, snow conditions permitting. The race will run on the scenic expanse of Chocorua Lake and its surrounding trails.

First held in 1937, this race is considered one of the longest running sprint races in the world. A series of races will be held each day from 9 am to 3 pm. Access to the start/finish area is from Route 16 adjacent to the lake. Parking will be off the northbound lane.

Sponsored by the Tamworth Outing Club in cooperation with the New England Sled Dog Club, this two-day event features dog teams that vary according to class, progressing from the one-dog juniors to the 14-dog professionals. The biggest teams will compete in the Pinetree Power Classic, starting both days at noon, running an 11-mile course on logging roads and snowmobile trails.

The drivers and dog teams will be arriving from New York, Canada, and throughout New England to compete on these challenging trails. Spectators who view this popular and exciting event are also encouraged to enjoy the local skiing, the amenities in Tamworth and to stay at our charming B&B's and hotels.

Admission is free for spectators, who are welcome to watch the teams, talk to drivers, and see the action. Sled Dog Race buttons will be for sale for a $2 donation. The proceeds from our concession trailer with food, hot beverages and race memorabilia benefit the Tamworth Outing Club's many youth programs. With Mt. Chocorua as a backdrop, this is the most scenic race in the East.

For further information, contact Kit Morgan at 545-9355 or via email at kitm@comcast.net.

Please visit our Web site at www.tamworthoutingclub.org.

Garnet Hill
Penny Pitou
Martin Lord Osman
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